Re: 1997 Grand Am Power Window

Oftentimes, the motor is blamed when the wiring is the culprit. A good VOM helps. Most trouble is at master switch. Try holding passenger switch up or down while Master switch is
operated. Next, remove passenger side kick panel, and see if power is present at snap connector that leads from master switch. Power = motor suspect, no power, = bad master switch, or wiring. No power ? Remove driver's side door panel to access switch, pay attention to wiring that passes through door. Oftentimes a kink leads to a break, but upon quick exam, looks OK. NO Power at plug, run jumpers to " male " connector that supplies power to window. hook jumpers to battery and try passenger side switch. Power at plug ? remove passenger side door panel, test plug that goes to motor for voltage. Voltage = bad motor, no voltage = bad wiring where passenger door wires pass through. That should about do it. One caution, read up on servicing procedure, some cars can be dangerous [ have springs ] that bite when component is unbolted, keep fingers away when jumpering motor !
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